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Gustav Eiffel and the 300-Meter Tower (Live Webinar)PE, RA, AIA HSW

Jeffrey Syken

In this course, we will examine the background and events leading up to the design, construction and completion of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. To fully understand and appreciate the edifice, we’ll examine the roots of the tower as centerpiece of the Exposition Universalle des 1889 held on the Champs des Mars in western Paris.

Also, the controversy surrounding the erection of the 300-meter tower and the background of Gustav Eiffel as famed civil engineer will be examined in-depth. We will also review the usefulness of the tower (beyond the 1889 Exposition) as a platform for scientific experimentation, meteorological study, communications, national defense and its role as forerunner of the Skyscraper. As well, the on-going legacy of the tower as an enduring symbol of Paris and the French nation will be highlighted.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Note to Webinar Attendees:

Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.

Next Scheduled Webinar for PDH Course S256W
Date and Time† Location Registration Deadline
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM, ET
The webinar starting time.
* A webinar reminder with instruction on how to access our webinar platform will be emailed to you approximately 12 hours before the event.
† Special training arrangement can be made for 4 or more participants as a self-organized group. Please contact us for available training dates.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.